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A letter of love on Memorial Day

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For Memorial Day it is the tradition of this page to reprint this letter, written by Maj. Sullivan Ballou of the 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers to his wife soon after the outbreak of the Civil War. Ballou describes the motives, fears and ultimate sacrifice of a citizen soldier more clearly and eloquently than any editorial. It is a fitting reminder of the sacrifices we honor on this holiday.

July 14, 1861

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